Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Exploding Box - 1st Birthday

Good evening all, hope you are all well :)

I'd like to share my latest project with you, an Exploding Box for the 1st Birthday of a work colleague's son. Mum was so organised and e-mailed me 12 photos titled from 'newborn' to '11 months' so I thought that was a perfect opportunity to create something that documented his first year - each photo has the corresponding age on a little tag.
I've blocked out his face as I know they don't put photos of him on FB. 

The box has 3 layers of photos - each one decorated with an assortment of gems, buttons and charms.

The centre piece of the box is taken up with a gorgeous poem.

I'd like to enter this box into the following challenges.....

Simon Says Stamp - 'Happy Birthday'

Stamp Something - Something Sweet (I've not actually stamped anything so hope it's ok!)

Sentimental Sundays - Let's Get Sentimental

 Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - Anything but a Card!


  1. this is adorable,what a fab keepsake,x

  2. Totally cute and adorable have not made one of these for ages, yours is perfect.
    Louise xx

  3. Just tried to leave you a comment but Blogger ditched me! Aaargh. Amazing work sweetie, definitely a lifetime keepsake. Hugs, Sxx

  4. WOWWWWWWWWW....this really is gorgeous hun I've not made an exploding box for ages & now I want to make one after seeing this. This is amazing hun I love all the piccies & the mum will cherish this forever I know I would.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

  5. Hi Carol, What a gorgeous keepsake you've made for this little one, it's fab.xx

  6. What a brilliant idea for a 1st birthday gift.

  7. Fabulous!!! This should be kept forever!!!

  8. hi carol, this looks brill, just perfect, x carol

  9. WOW this is a bit special!! I haven't tried this yet it looks AMAZING. Thank you for leaving such a lovely comment on my blog about my white wedding card. Just looking around your blog and have to tell you I had twins too! 21 years ago now, a boy and a girl
    Hugs Laurie x

  10. Stunning and such a special keep sake, love the attention to detail and a perfect creation for our challenge at the SCSC
    Hugs Kate xx

  11. A stunning keepsake with beautiful detail. Thank you for joining us at Sentimental Sundays - good luck, and hope to see you again. Hugs, Sylvia x

  12. What an amazing gift!!! Thanks for joining us at Secret Crafter... Hope to see you again soon!!

    ~Kelly :)

  13. Lovely!

    Thanks for joining us on our "Anything but a card" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

    Hugs Jane x

  14. Awesome box Carol beautiful colours and love the ribbon a superb piece of work.
    Lorraine x

  15. Fabulous box Carol - those little sheep on the ribbon are soooo cute!
    Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
    Helen x

  16. Fabulous Carol! so glad you posted this after telling me about it! its just perfect! hugs Samantha :0)